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Seattle Seahawks Release Shorecrest Product Jesse Hoffman

I had a feeling writing this post would be inevitable.

The Seattle Seahawks cut 8 unsurprising players today, one of them bears significance to me and while I was hoping he would make the team I am not surprised this result happened.

Neal Howey, Chris Carter, Zach Hurd, Ryan Travis, Brandon Smith. Teryl White, Patrick Williams, and Jesse Hoffman were all released.

Hoffman, if you didn’t know already, went to High School with me and played on the same football team as I did at Shorecrest. I never played a down with him (if David Munro is reading this), or many for that matter, to clarify that; my coach wasn’t terribly fond of me nor I of him and I played with a torn lattismus dorsi (lat), for the three seasons I did suit up.

In fact the biggest mistake of my life may be leaving Taekwondo as a black belt in my prime to play football, anyway…

If you don’t recall, Neal, Carter, and Hoffman were all on my “Seahawks who need to shine in the preseason” list a couple weeks back; for good reason apparently.

The Hoffman cut somewhat surprises me because he made a game saving pass deflection that preserved the Seahawks only pre-season win thus far. From what I viewed because I was looking for him in every game he was not given tons of playing time and he had an impossible climb at the cornerback position. The team just dealt former starter Kelly Jennings and they plan on starting Brandon Browner. Along with Walter Thurmond, Richard Sherman, Byron Maxwell, Roy Lewis and Josh Pinkard, I mean, that really doesn’t leave much room for anybody, he was not about to get a roster spot over a draft choice either.

In my class alone, I have James Robbins, a professional baseball player (Whitecaps). Michael Harris, a college soccer player (Huskies). Pierce Rankin, a college baseball player (Huskies), and at least for a little while, the generally mediocre football team produced not only a professional player with a potential future, but a Seattle Seahawk. I will add that Harris and Rankin did play football though.

For a class that in all honesty was somewhat unproductive, spent too much time with a bong in their hand and graduated about 260/490 original freshman, that’s pretty damn cool.

Note: I forgot Marek Domanski, a Pac-12 football player for the Huskies who may crack the No. 2 tight end position on the depth chart this season. That is someone I can say I psychically played a down with, that was probably it though, a down… I think I played in 5-6 quarters… Lol!






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